What is Reclaimed Water?
Thanks to scientific innovation, previously used water can be made clean enough that we can reuse it for a variety of purposes. Common ways of repurposing this water is through irrigation and/or to fill amenity lakes. Using reclaimed water protects our freshwater resources from overuse. This type of water has strict requirements for treatment and what applications it can be used for. The Texas Water Development Board provides information on the frequently asked questions regarding reclaimed water.
Over 2 billion gallons of reclaimed water have been used by our reclaimed water systems since the program started. That's enough water to:
- Fill more than 3,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools,
- Keep a garden hose flowing for over 9,000 years, or
- Take more than 40,000,000 baths!
Our Reclaimed Water Program
Currently 10 systems in our area are either producing reclaimed water or are under construction. These systems conserve our surface water and groundwater supplies.
In addition to conserving water, the North Fort Bend Water Authority "NFBWA" provides financial rebates or reduced water rates to retail water providers for using reclaimed water.
Are you a retail water provider or consultant looking for guidance? Click here for information on our program.